The ad hoc committee appointed to review the Protection of State Information Bill will continue considering on Thursday (10/10/2013) the issues President Jacob Zuma has with the bill.
The committee is also expected to adopt its report which would then be sent to the National Assembly for consideration.
The so-called secrecy bill was approved by the Assembly in April amid warnings by lawyers that it was unconstitutional and threats by rights groups to take it on legal review.
Last month, Zuma sent it back to Parliament for amendments instead of signing it into law, saying he believed it was unconstitutional and singling out two clauses as problematic.
On Wednesday, the ANC ruled out a comprehensive rewrite of the Protection of State Information Bill, using its majority to ensure Parliament confined itself to correcting two technical errors in the draft law.
It took this position after state law adviser Enver Daniels said Zuma had effectively precluded far-reaching changes when he sent the bill back to Parliament last month.
"No room exists in the referral for issues not raised by the president," Daniels told the committee reviewing the contested draft law.
Daniels then proposed changes to correct sections 42 and 45.
Section 42 contains an incorrect cross-reference to another section of the bill. Section 45 seeks to criminalise the classification of information to conceal corruption and to protect whistle-blowers who expose a cover-up, but it is rendered void by a punctuation error. - Sapa